The vanity of being known to be trusted with a secret is generally one of the chief motives to disclose it.
Quote by Samuel Johnson
Samuel Johnson Quotes
This mournful truth is ev'rywhere confess'd,- Slow rises worth by poverty depress'd
The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong...
Beauty lies in the hands of the beerholder
It generally happens that assurance keeps an even pace with ability.
Golf: A game in which you claim the privileges of age and retain the playthings...
Money confounds subordination
Avarice is always poor
Merit is much more cheaply acknowledged than rewarded
The great source of pleasure is variety
The natural progress of the works of men is from rudeness to convenience, from convenience...
Those that have loved longest love best.
I have always said, the first Whig was the Devil~
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has...
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.
Confidence is a plant of slow growth; especially in an aged bosom
Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
The longer we live the more we think and the higher the value we put...
Every man, at the bottom of his heart, wants to do right. But only he...
Analyses of others are actually expressions of our own needs and values.